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The Beginnings of Deaf Education

This article was co-written by Larry Hawkins, the superintendent of the Oklahoma School for the Deaf and a descendent of the Bolling family who started the first school for the deaf in America and Sue Galloway, former librarian of the Oklahoma School for the Deaf and the great-great-great granddaughter of Laurent Clerc, who helped establish the oldest existing school for the Deaf in America.

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